National Black AIDS Awareness Day is Tuesday, Feb. 7

According to a newsletter from the Western North Carolina AIDS Project, “National Black AIDS Awareness Day (NBAAD) is a community mobilization initiative designed to encourage Blacks across the US to get educated, get tested, get involved and get treated for HIV/AIDS.” On the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 7, Mayor Bellamy and representatives from WNCCHS will recognize the day of awareness.

Also on Feb. 7, WNCAP (along with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and WCU’s Office of Minority Health) co-hosts a special screening of short film Stigma: The Silent Killer. The 6 p.m. event takes place at Western Carolina University’s UC Grand Room, followed by a panel and group discussion. Free and open to the public. Info: Michele Martin, or 828-252-7489 X 312.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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